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Do you believe in miracles?  A church in Mansfield received one just days before Christmas and it has all the parishioners talking.

The First Congregational Church in Mansfield got quite a surprise on Sunday morning.

“It’s a miracle for us and it could be an angel we rubbed elbows with all during the year and didn’t know it,” said Senior Minister Bruce Haapalainen.

The miracle was discovered following an early morning chapel service.

“This had to be an intentional act of putting it in the collection plate and they were in plastic wrappers so someone knew they had value and worth,” said Haapalainen.

What was placed inside the offering plate were two coins valued at over $2,200, according to a coin expert at Williard Coin Exchange in Mansfield, where the coins sit today.

“It’s two $20 Liberty gold pieces. Their main value is the fact that their just under an ounce of gold a piece, which makes them worth in the $1,200 a piece range,” the expert said.

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article courtesy of Fox8Cleveland.com

 

LOCAL NEWS: Church Receives Gold Coins In Offering Plate  was originally published on praisecleveland.com